(AndyThomas @ Feb. 04 2014,11:31)QUOTEOh absolutely, it used to be an overnight job trying to render them down to mpgs but I always tried to up-spec my system as far as I could back then to make them last. It was the raw DV files that were the problem, absolutely massive back then. Shame, because I would have liked to have hung onto them as source material.I think you're right, there are the odd cuts to the US tapes for no apparent reason and the firing range practice session is one of them and strangely enough that was one of the scenes I remembered very clearly from the series years before I saw it again. I really must watch it with my son, he's into Stingray and Thunderbirds at the moment, I'm just conscious of how he's going to react when Dr Benn bites the dust!Hell, I'm surprised you computer didn't burst into flames, but then again - I'm surprised my old one didn't either. It's quite a testament to how technology has improved, hell, on my old computer I couldn't render in HD, well I could but it would literally take like 3 hours. My current computer(s) can do it in only 2-3 minutes.In both the UK and US VHS releases, the cuts just seem rotten and poorly transitioned - the UK ones (Space Quest more so) IMO are even worst given because they fire from one cut scene to another. And I don't think there's ever an age where any person won't feel teary eyed during Dr. Benn's death scene - it's a shame because he was my favorite of the heroes.